We received a wonderful surprise this week when Cannock Ladies Hockey Club got in touch to tell us that they had placed the Hibbs Lupus Trust logo on their home & away shirts, and we couldn’t be more grateful!
This wonderful act is a show of support and solidarity for Trust Founder Viki, who is herself a long serving member of Cannock Hockey Club. Despite the challenges that lupus imposes on Viki, she still enjoys playing for Cannock whenever she is feeling well enough.
Not only a thoughtful gesture towards Viki, the new kit will go a long way in helping the Trust raise the profile of the disease and our work to increase earlier diagnosis therefore reducing the chances of life threatening complications.
Viki Hibbs said “I have been a member of cannock hockey club for 23 years. I have grown up with the club and it has been a big part of my life. For the ladies’ teams to put our charity logo on the club shirts, I feel really proud and honoured. It is such a lovely kind gesture. The club has always supported myself and our charity. After my lupus diagnosis in 2008, my hockey family were amazing. The support I received I will never forget. Hockey was a big motivation to me that lupus was not going to win. I can’t wait for the season to start and wear my new kit, with pride as always.”
Cannock Hockey Club Ladies Chairperson Hettie said “Community is at the heart of Cannock Ladies Hockey Club, that is why this year we are very proud to be supporting and raising awareness for a local charity, The Hibbs Lupus Trust. The Hibbs Lupus Trust is close to our hearts at Cannock Ladies Hockey Club, as one of our own, Viki Hibbs, was diagnosed with lupus and her and her family set up with the charity to raise awareness. We want to show our support for the fantastic work that they do across the country by proudly carrying their logo on our shirts.”
We would like to again express our gratitude for the support from Cannock Ladies Hockey Club, and we wish them every success in the season ahead and beyond.
For more information about Cannock Hockey Club, visit www.cannockhockey.org.